Bechamel: the basic recipe and 10 variations

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Bechamel is a popular sauce made from milk, butter and flour that is used in different dishes from homemade lasagna to baked pasta. You can decide to prepare the béchamel at home in its classic version or by following a vegan or gluten-free recipe.



La bechamel is a famous sauce made from milk, butter and flour that is used in different dishes from homemade lasagna to baked pasta. You can decide to prepare the béchamel at home in its classic version or following one vegan recipe or even gluten free.

Here is a collection of recipes to prepare béchamel at home in its classic version and in numerous variations, according to your tastes.

Index

Bechamel, the basic recipe

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La bechamel according to the basic recipe it is prepared with milk, butter, wheat flour, a pinch of salt and nutmeg. There are also numerous variations to make it lighter or to adapt it to different needs and food choices. Here the recipe.



Vegan white sauce

The vegan béchamel is prepared without any ingredient of animal origin, therefore without cow's milk and without butter. They are used as alternatives for example extra virgin olive oil, vegetable milk or broth.

Read also: BESCIAMELLA VEGAN: 5 RECIPES TO PREPARE IT AT HOME

Vegan and gluten-free bechamel

You can prepare a bechamel that is vegan and gluten-free at the same time to satisfy everyone in their dietary needs. For example, you can prepare it with almond milk and rice flour.

Read also: BESCIAMELLA: HERE IS THE VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE

Veg bechamel of bread

La veg bechamel of bread it is prepared with grated bread instead of flour to be combined with soy milk and organic soy butter. It is particularly suitable for seasoning potato flan.

Read also: MY SQUEEZE OF POTATOES WITH VEG BREAD BEACH

Béchamel without butter

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La bechamel without butter it is very simple to prepare, the procedure is similar to that of classic béchamel but the butter is replaced with a small amount of extra virgin olive oil. Here the recipe.

Gluten-free bechamel

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How do you prepare a bechamel completely gluten-free? Milk and butter are kept as main ingredients but the classic flour is replaced with corn starch. Here is the recipe to follow.

Bechamel with Thermomix

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prepare the bechamel with the food processor it is even easier because your appliance will mix the ingredients well and cook the preparation. Here is the recipe to follow.


Besciamella light


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La light version of bechamel it can be prepared without butter or with vegetable milk according to your needs, making small variations compared to the basic version. Here is a useful recipe.

Béchamel with saffron

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Béchamel is easy to enrich in taste and to embellish with a touch of color since just add a pinch of saffron to the preparation before mixing the ingredients.

Read also: SAFFRON: 10 RECIPES TO ENHANCE IT TO THE BEST

Béchamel without lactose

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To prepare the lactose-free bechamel you can use butter and milk labeled as lactose-free or vegetable ingredients to replace them, such as rice milk and extra virgin olive oil. Here is a useful recipe.

Béchamel without flour

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To prepare this type of bechamel, simply replace the common wheat flour with potato starch or with l 'cornstarch. Here is the recipe to follow.

What are your alternative recipes for prepare the bechamel at home?

Marta Albè

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